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What does Ramadan mean?

What does the month of Ramadan mean?

By TajudeenPublished about a year ago 3 min read
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What does Ramadan Mean?

Muslims fast and refrain from certain activities during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, to commemorate Allah's blessings and the revelation of the Holy Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).

Instead of the customs and religious duties that Muslims must uphold, this blog will openly focus on what Islam means

Origin of the Word Ramadan

Ramadan is derived from the Arabic word "Ramida," which means scorched heat or dryness.

The word "Ramida" comes from the verb "Ramada," which means to burn or be baked by the sun.

The word "ramida" refers to extreme heat and dryness, which are frequently associated with the environment or the weather.

Ramida can also be used to convey feelings of thirst and hunger.

Fasting is equated in Islamic tradition with enduring suffering and forgoing comfort in order to achieve spiritual purity.

Because it is observed during a season of the year when it is hot and dry in many parts of the world, the words Ramida and Ramadan are often used interchangeably.

Notwithstanding difficulties, the goal of Ramadan fasting is to demonstrate self-control and discipline.

The importance of Ramadan is also connected to self-purification through dedication to and sacrifice for Allah.

Because of this, Ramadan not only symbolizes a month in the Islamic calendar but also draws attention to the advantages and difficulties of Islam

The importance of Ramadan

Islam is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, hence it is very important to Muslims all over the world.

Ramadan is a time for increased dedication, meditation, and spiritual development.

Ramadan is an important aspect of Islam and one of the five daily prayers that are required of all Muslims.

The Islamic faith considers Ramadan observance to be important for closest relative ties between people and their Creator.

Furthermore, the Muslim community comes together during Ramadan to break their fasts together and perform charitable deeds with humility.

Muslims should strive to develop self-discipline and a greater understanding of the plight of those who are less fortunate throughout Ramadan.

Muslims learn to restrain their desires and concentrate on honoring Allah by fasting from sunrise until sunset.

Muslims who fast are also taught to be grateful regardless of the situation by being reminded to give thanks to Allah for his unending benefits.

Muslims have more access to Allah's forgiveness and kindness during Ramadan because the gates of Hell are shut and the gates of Heaven are open. Ramadan is a season of spiritual regeneration and growth.

Muslims are urged to perform works of goodness and charitable deeds in order to satisfy Allah.

Muslims are required to recite the Holy Quran in order to comprehend its teachings and live better lives in order to enter heaven.

Conclusion

Ramadan celebrations include the traditional and religious observances. Because without Allah's compassion and mercy, humanity would have perished to ignorance, they should be viewed as a chore. Thankfully, Allah gave humanity the Holy Quran as the definitive and final revelation to prevent people from straying from the path of righteousness.

Muslims use meals as an opportunity to socialize with neighbors and jointly break their fast.

Before the first prayer of the day, fajr, at 4:00 a.m., is suhoor, the pre-dawn meal.

Iftar, the evening meal, can start after the Maghreb prayer at dusk, which usually ends around 7:30.

Muslims eat dates at both suhoor and iftar because the Prophet Muhammed(peace be upon him) broke his fast with dates and a glass of water.

Dates, a common food in the Middle East, are full of minerals, simple to digest, and give the body sugar after a prolonged fast.

Muslims observe Eid al-Fitr, also known as the "holiday of breaking the fast," which starts with group prayers early in the morning on the last day of Ramadan. Muslims come together during these three days of festivities to pray, dine, give gifts, and pay tribute to departed family members. Carnivals and sizable prayer groups are also held in some cities.

No matter what activities observers have scheduled for their traditional suhoor and iftar meetings this year, the spirit of this long-standing custom as a period of piety and self-reflection will not change.

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About the Creator

Tajudeen

A former Christian turned Muslim, embracing Islam has brought me closer to Allah and provided a deeper understanding of faith. My journey has been filled with challenges,but the rewards of finding true peace and purpose have been worth it.

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